Kakadu National Park

Dramatic scenery leading to a white, sandy beach and plunge pool. Settle down for a picnic here and feel your cares melt away.

Access to the gorge is in the dry season only, when the waterfall slows to a trickle.

In the tropical summer take a scenic flight over the falls to see them in all their crashing, gushing glory!

Wildlife

Drift through the gorge while your guide points out ancient secrets of the escarpments and the fantastic array of aquatic life. In the crystal clear water are barramundi, saratoga, black bream, rainbow fish, as well as long-necked turtles, Mertens water monitors, freshwater crocodiles and the elusive endemic pig-nosed turtle (warradjan).

Once you dock, follow the creek further upstream over rocks and boulders and along the floating boardwalk and take in the grandeur of the massive 150 m escarpments.

Culture

Continue the walk up the gorge listening to the white-lined honeyeater calling out to the spirits, letting them know you are coming.

Getting there

Access is by a boat shuttle service, followed by a short walking track over boulders and sand, and a floating boardwalk.

Tickets can be purchased at the Bowali Visitor Centre, and Garnamarr campground.

This track is 4WD high clearance with snorkel due to the deep water crossing at Jim Jim Creek. Allow half an hour from Jim Jim Falls, one way. Please adhere to speed limits and drive safely.

4WD tours are available to Jim Jim and Twin Falls during the dry season.

 

Be Crocwise: Swimming

  • Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the park, there is a risk of crocs!
  • Kakadu has Crocodile Management Zones to minimise risk to humans. Even in these zones you should be cautious.
  • Crocodile warning signs and Crocodile Management Zones are not found everywhere…

Read more to stay safe when swimming

Region

Jim Jim

Type of walk

Return track

Walk grade

Moderate

Walk distance

2 hours